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Appreciative Inquiry pioneer, professor David Cooperrider honored with academic center established in his name

Appreciative Inquiry pioneer, professor David Cooperrider honored with academic center established in his name | Mosaic Learning Center | Scoop.it

Via David Cooperrider & Christopher Johnston
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Such a wonderful opportunity for Champlain and the greater Vermont community.  This resource will undoubtedly change the landscape here in amazing ways!  

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David Cooperrider & Christopher Johnston's curator insight, November 8, 2014 4:03 PM

I am so proud of Case Western Reserve University--the birthplace of appreciative inquiry--and I was thrilled and honored today by the Stiller School of Business at Champlain College with the dedication of the first academically based Center for Appreciative Inquiry, totally devoted to the advancement of the theory and practice AI's life-centric approach to knowledge and collaborative design of the future.  

This all came about because of a transformative gift by CEO Bob Stiller. I started working with Bob some 14 years ago, along with Judy Rodgers, in the days when Bob was leading Green Mountain Coffee Roasters into an era of phenomenal growth and becoming a leader in the sustainability movement with leadership in Fair Trade coffee, greening operations, and community citizenship. It was one of my first well researched examples of the concept of sustainable value. It was the first time the twin combination--the AI Summit and the sustainability agenda--were woven together in a way that created an amazing synergy.

 

Today when the people of Champlain College dedicated the Center in my name I said: “To be sure, this is not about me, but is testimony to the great power of Appreciative Inquiry as a way of leading and living, and Bob Stiller was touched at a deep level, not only by ‘AI’ as a way of creating a successful business, but by the power of the positive, in all walks of life. ” Lindsey Godwin, one of the best doctoral students I've ever worked with, will be the academic leader of the center, and I will serve as Honorary Chair and help catalyze collaboration across the worldwide AI field. Today was filled with deep emotion, gratitude, and recognition of my mentor Suresh Srivastva, and the many other colleagues who have helped co-create appreciative inquiry--as "a positive revolution in change--" amazing colleagues such as Ron Fry, Frank Barrett, Lindsey Godwin, James Ludema, John Carter, Gervase Bushe, Mary Grace Neville, Jackie Stavros, and many outside of Case Western such as  Diana Whitney, Kenneth Gergen, Jane Dutton, Bill Pasmore, Peter Sorenson, Diana Bilimoria, Jane Watkins, Michel Avital, Michelle McQuaid, Sue Hammond, Danielle Zandee, Judy Rodgers, Jackie Kelm, Ada Jo Mann, Bernard Mohr, and many others.


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Nike’s History of Sustainable Innovation is Driven By Curiosity Velocity

Nike’s History of Sustainable Innovation is Driven By Curiosity Velocity | Mosaic Learning Center | Scoop.it
What began in the 1990s as a response to issues in a complex supply chain has evolved into a business insight at the core of Nike’s growth strategy.

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David Cooperrider & Christopher Johnston's curator insight, January 2, 2014 9:28 AM

CEOs that lead through amazement and #appreciativeinquiry--that is seeing positive possibility everywhere--are leading the way in sustainable design and innovation. Nike's CEO is not shy when it comes to talking about the power of curiosity.  Curiosity opens minds, creates agile response, builds relationships, finds amazing win-win solutions. To all young leaders my question is: whats your curiosity velocity? 

 

As Nike President and CEO Mark Parker put it:


 “Nike succeeds because we’re obsessed with innovation. We are relentlessly curious about our world and how we can make it better. We apply that curiosity to our sustainability efforts, and we continue to learn what is required for real, meaningful progress.”

 

So how did Nike go from the starting line to running full speed toward a more sustainable future? Read on.

 

 

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10 Must Read Life Lessons from Buddha

10 Must Read Life Lessons from Buddha | Mosaic Learning Center | Scoop.it
Siddhartha Gautama was a great spiritual leader from ancient India who founded Buddhism. In most Buddhist traditions, he is considered the Supreme Buddha. “Buddha” is interpreted to mean “awakened ...

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More inspiring words to live by taken from the teachings of Buddha.  May you keep the birds from building nests in your hair...

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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, January 29, 2014 6:46 AM

All sound advice, I particularly liked this one: " “I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act.”"

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The Story of a Kind Leader Who Engaged His People to Contribute #appreciativeinquiry

The Story of a Kind Leader Who Engaged His People to Contribute #appreciativeinquiry | Mosaic Learning Center | Scoop.it
Transformation in Magic Mushrooms' culture http://t.co/1x3OnHUwvb #SMshift via @jeremyscrivens
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A story of inspiration where co-creation, unleashed creativity, and a clear vision of the legacy they wanted to leave, fueled a vibrant and inspired workforce to engage together for greater good.
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